Know Your Onions
Here is Bibliomaniac's annotated list of links to onions that serve books.
Resist poor imitations! Only the onion with rwxcounter in the name is real. Also check that the link starts with the same characters as the text in square brackets below it.
Onions tested every six hours ("+" is up, obviously, and "-" means down). Newest test results first.
[3cvpkfx4gdnkcduj] The site is in Chinese, but has lots of books in English. The text in the top banner translates as "Much obliged! Pippi hard! All have been released ED2K Download! Most Thunder offline can spike! After emit more ways to download! Bread will be, there will be a download, upload will be there, please give us a little time! Data: Bibliographic number 12993, the number of 12,919 books, book size 159.457 GiB." Searchable.
[3cpleimu2getp5q7] "Strategic Intelligence Network" -- Mirror hosted by Ctulhu. Books organized in folders
. No Search.
[4iahqcjrtmxwofr6] "Strategic Intelligence Network" -- Very armageddon, much domesday. Documents are in a directory structure, and found in http://4iahqcjrtmxwofr6.onion/library.php
(Which is actually pppppptkftqqnfsq.onion, if I read that right). No search.
[4u77dqvsas4wcl7p] Some documents and tools related to Cisco firewalls, organized in a directory structure.
[52wdeibt3ivmcapq] "Liberated Books and Papers" -- Very small selection of "papers and books which are not easy to get" - some English, some German. No search, but list is short.
[7etxnv26hro7mmuu] "Comics" -- It says "An archive of comics, to share freely between friends. Search and view/download what you want, or upload your collection."
[7sfwrqmjhne57tgn] "books_and_documents" -- Small collection of mainly hacking and computer related materials. No search. Direct link.
[akmb7t5w56jcfgwf] "Books" -- Computer-related books, mainly from MacMillan and O'Reilly, mostly in English, quite dated, and rendered on-line in the browser. No search, but it's all on one page. Warning! Straying from the path http://akmb7t5w56jcfgwf.onion/books/sorted
leads to rather less savory content.
[books432xsmc75eg] "Italian Free Book Store" -- Mostly Italian, some English books (in "Extras"). Collection divided in sections: Books, Comics, Manuals, Extras. Searchable. Registration required.
[booksubt62eeiyrb] "Paul Dreyer's eBook Library" -- Over 1000 books housed in Calibre. English, mainly fiction. Searchable.
[c3jemx2ube5v5zpg] "Radical Militant Library" (formerly known as Jotunbane's Reading Club) -- Lots of fiction, epubs, all in English. Read on-line, or download. Searchable.
[c65mcoididjlt3zo] Very short list of crypto-related articles in here: http://c65mcoididjlt3zo.onion/pdf/
. (But there's something a little bit weird about the server this is hosted on, imho.)
[chaosfwoaftk5thb] "Chaos" -- Random collection of documents, noreason, preppers, scientology, cookbooks. In directories, no search.
[clivl6rf3vft7ihw] "Welcome to My Library!" -- The site is in Russian, and all the books are, too. Searchable.
[clockwise3rldkgu] "Library Clockwise" -- About 30,000 books housed in Calibre. Two parts, Arts and Science, lots of academic books, almost all in English. Searchable.
[fb2lib3argrtulnw] "FB2 Lib" -- site is in Russian, and most books are in Russian. It says "Total number of books: 275367. Languages: ru: 233,737 books, en: 25693 books, bg: 9317 books, uk: 689 books, unknown: 622 books ,RU: 529 books, eng: 523 books, sp: 490 books, fr: 465 books, pl: 437 books, es: 359 books, rus: 253 books, de: 193 books, it: 180 books." Searchable.
[femlibhxoplb4opf] "Femlib" -- Directory-based list of (socio-politico) books, some English, some German. No search, but list fits on one page.
[flibustahezeous3] "Book Brotherhood" -- Russian books in forum layout. Searchable. Onion version of flibusta.net
[hackerw6dcplg3ej] A collection of over 4000 (clearweb with adf.ly=cloudflare interstitial) links to English-language books on a variety of subjects. A search function is supplied.
[hx3cewrgfwpm7y2a] "La Extinta Biblioteca" -- another copy of Papyrefb2.com.
[iww2iqhwxmnbh4qs] "Marx/Engels Collected Works" -- In zips and tars. Also other documents from marxists.org are mirrored here, for which a search function is provided.
[libgen743fn64lhs] "10,462,613 documents (5.991 TiB) indexed" -- Search by DOI. Perhaps this means it only has articles, not the entire Library Genesis? There is a (non-onion) DOI lookup tool here
, which might help.
[mx7rwxcountermqh] This site. This entry is for config checking only.
[naziorgukitfhvms] "Adolf Hitler and Third Reich Media" -- Apart from loadsa nazi shit, also books on a variety of related subjects, such as history and mythology. In English as well as German. No search.
[nope7beergoa64ih] "BB Compendium" -- Miscellaneous documents on the usual dark net subjects, such as drugs and weapons. No search.
[nsakeysjzqismynb] "The Hidden Library" -- Displays message "At the moment this server only mirrors PoC||GTFO."
[nzwolake3hokkjwq] "Cultura: PAPYREFB2 BACKUP - LIBROS - BIBLIOTECA" -- Lots of books, seemingly all in Spanish.
[papyrefb2tdk6czd] "La Extinta Biblioteca de Papyrefb2" -- 27,000 libros, fiction, mostly in Spanish, but a few in English. No search, apart from CTRL+F. Seems to be a continuation of ibi5rw4yitbhdw6k.onion.
[qia2vpjf3bubn5he] "Sections: Magazines about aviation and space, magazines about business and politics of the interior, Journals of fiction, magazines about sewing and needlework, magazines about mobile technology" etc. -- Site is in Russian, books and magazines in English. Searchable. Gives links to clearnet fileshare sites. A word of warning, however: not only is there a massively unsavory banner at the top, the search history at the bottom of the page is pretty obnoxious too.
[rhodiumio4b7b4rm] "Rhodium" -- A collection of drugs-related miscellania: articles, books and links on chemistry and pharmacology. Archived 2004/5, so none of it recent.
[savkhz37olwuub37] "The Bookshelf" -- Mostly fiction, Russian and English language. Search, or browse by genre, author, rating. Extra functionality for registered users.
[sblib3fk2gryb46d] "Literary Hero" [I think? My Russian is not great] -- Traum Library Mirror. A search engine for the "Traum" collection. Mostly in Russian, a few books in English.
[torvps7kzis5ujfz] "/~horse/library/" -- Directory-based listing of some books in four categories: legally dubious, mathematics, politics, and religion. Hosted by TORVPS. http://torvps7kzis5ujfz.onion/~horse/library/
[vxxca6ydhe3acv6h] "Welcome friends to MYLIB" -- After this heading, the rest of the site is written in Cyrillic (Bulgarian, apparently), and so are the books. There is a search facility, as well as browsing by category, of which there are many: fiction as well as non-fiction. There is an emphasis on Bulgarian works.
[wuxdb4woamcmyqlk] "Interrogazione database BookVertigo" -- A search interface to Book Vertigo, which says it has nearly 25,000 Italian-language books.
[xfmro77i3lixucja] "Imperial Library" -- Over 10,000 books in English, the rest (75,000) is in German, Spanish and Italian and such. Mostly fiction. Searchable. Lately this site is displaying a "502 Bad Gateway" error message.
[zupyv3e5spdok6nw] "Datenhangar" -- German site with directory-based listings of English-language documents related to computers and security. No search.
[scihub22266oqcxt] "Sci-Hub - Eliminating barriers to the dissemination of knowledge." -- An interesting search interface to the great Russian libraries, through Google Scholar. Written in Russian, but easy enough to figure out. Search by title, author, DOI.
[ibgk7stvp6bov6x6] "Anonymous Library" -- Very small collection of fairly random religious and political texts in txt format.
[nnm5gu6g2bs7nnmm] "Biblioteca di Casa Noferini" -- Fiction, mainly (translated to) Italian, in Calibre's directory structure but without Calibre's front end. No search, but there appears to be a catalog in epub format
[booksurubeyy6ctp] 'books' -- 'You can download books and other useful information from the links on our website.' This pastel-colored site has (clearnet filelocker) links to both English but mostly Russian language books, and a fast search to get to them.
[castorz2lijmrc5f] "Biblioteca Castor" -- Nicely laid out library of Spanish language books. Browse by category, or search. Registration required.
[5h5ps743nnqsjq4l] "Calibre Bibliothek" -- Small collection of German language fiction books housed in Calibre. Searchable.
[n3q7l52nfpm77vnf] "Marxists Internet Archive" -- Collection of materials relating to Marxism. Mirror of http://marxists.org.
[bookssutzsay4so3] "Mobi library" -- "10.206 books in English. All in MOBI format." English language fiction. Browse by tag, author, or use the search function.
[dearjumpgoxdeges] "Warhammer 40K Library" -- Black Library/Warhammer related fiction. English language. Browse by author or series. No search.
[3egtreq3y43juz4p] "Hidden Libre" -- Directory-based collection of English language books
[a7ucvawr6xkb2qpt] "Various e-books in Turkish" -- Tiny collection of Turkish language books in djvu format. No search, but there are only three pages. "More books will be added in time," states the page, so we will have to wait for that.
[r7umpv6r5djthykt] "Dominos ePUB-Freesite" -- Tiny collection of German language Science Fiction and Fantasy. Perhaps it will grow? But "Zuletzt aktualisiert am 19. März 2013" doesn't bode well in that respect.
[hackcanl2o4lvmnv] "Black Crawling Systems Archive" -- Antiquated collection of text files related to technology, prepping and the such. Many files are zipped so they won't tie up your phone line for too long.
[z6ya7cqmnlni2pqh] "The Hidden Programming Library" -- Small number of books on Bash, BSD, and C/C++. The remainder of the links aren't actually links, despite the lofty ideals expressed.
[qx7j2y2xctqmepjg] "Parazite" -- A parazite clone, dated 23 Feb 2016.
[zvf5cxmrtlm7u2ll] "Calibre Web" -- "Incredibly unofficial project gutenberg mirror." All the epubs from Project Gutenberg. Username:onion, password:onion
[7sandjqne7uywp6s] "Doc" -- A few directories with books, articles, and other materials in them, mostly in English but some in Polish. Choose from "health", "hw", "it", "other", "polit", or "self-defence". No search.
[kr5hou2zh4qtebqk] "ezines" -- Large collection of nostalgic hacking-related (phone hacking, at that) text files from the latter decades of the last century, organized in folders. You can perceive the increasing nastiness aMoNg ThE hAxOrS over time.
[cpbeftwgsfw7jsyt] "Index of /" -- Chemistry, cannabis, pharmacology, the Rhodium collection... In pdfs, djvus, and so forth. In directories, no search.
[omubolaipbpzwnfv] "Projecto Octopus" -- It promises to have livros, textos, and cursos, but gives 404s. Maybe it's all still to come.
[v7cwgookb7vbgw53] "Welcome to the Hidden Papers!" -- There's a survival guide for citizens in a revolution. Perhaps the rest of the papers are so well hidden that your mere mortal Bibliomaniac cannot perceive them.
[y5fmhyqdr6r7ddws] "Anarplex.net" -- "Anarplex hosts a couple of files and projects from the realm of darknets, crypto-tribes, cryptoanarchism and related subjects." No search, but there's not very many texts.